Falcón [La Vela Fm] (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (11.0° N, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 10.9° N, 69.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: La Vela Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the La Vela Formation, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Pliocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,


Primary reference: W. P. Woodring. 1957. Geology and Paleontology of Canal Zone and adjoining parts of Panama. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(A) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96485: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.06.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa miscellaneously mentioned in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Grandiarca) grandis2 Broderip and Sowerby 1829 ark
SUBSPECIES: Anadara (Grandiarca) grandis colombiensis
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya falconensis3 Hodson and Hodson 1927 clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella (Broderiptella) caronensis1 Mansfield 1925 turret shell
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell